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VGCC to offer Agricultural Entrepreneurship program in Vance & Granville counties

With partners at the local and state levels, the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center will soon offer the “NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship” program in Henderson and in Oxford. The seven-week course is designed specifically to help local farmers and budding entrepreneurs succeed in developing profitable, environmentally-sound small farms or agricultural businesses. The class will  Read More

VGCC students provide Christmas gifts for family in need

Students in the SkillsUSA chapter at Vance-Granville Community College recently made the holidays brighter by providing a variety of Christmas presents for a local family with four children who recently lost a parent. The initiative was among the first service and outreach projects conducted under the auspices of the college’s SkillsUSA organization. VGCC recently joined  Read More

VGCC Volleyball Players recognized for honors

Two Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball players were formally presented with their regional honors during halftime of a VGCC men’s basketball game on Dec. 2 at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson. Kara Reese of Henderson was named to the All-Region Second Team by coaches in National Junior College Athletic Association Region X. Jesse Edwards of  Read More

VGCC graduates 13 cadets in school’s 101st BLET Class

Thirteen cadets graduated on Dec. 15, 2015, from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Vance-Granville Community College, in a ceremony held in the Civic Center on Main Campus. After passing the state certification exam, all are authorized to work in any law enforcement agency in North Carolina. Graduates of VGCC’s 101st BLET class  Read More

VGCC holds New Student Orientation sessions before Spring Semester

Registration continues for spring semester classes at Vance-Granville Community College, and the college will offer a final set of opportunities for prospective students to attend an orientation session on campus. Students also now have the option of attending orientation in an online format. The spring semester begins Monday, Jan. 11, with 12-week classes beginning on  Read More

VGCC offers seminar on best businesses to start in 2016

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a free seminar for local residents who want to start a new business in the new year. “Top 20 Businesses to Start in 2016 & Why” is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, from 6 until 9 p.m., in room 7107 (Building 7) on the college’s  Read More

VGCC completes Plus 50 Grant program

Vance-Granville Community College recently completed a three-year program as part of a national effort to encourage members of the “baby boom” generation to train for new careers. The college had been awarded a $15,000 “Plus 50” Encore Completion Grant from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), which in turn received its funding from the  Read More

VGCC and partnering employers shed light on careers at Business Technologies Fair

Fifteen employers from throughout the region joined Vance-Granville Community College faculty, staff and students at the second annual Business Technologies Fair in November at the VGCC Civic Center. Students and visitors had opportunities to learn about a variety of careers and how to prepare for them. Participating employers included Cloninger Law Offices; Fastenal; Union Bank;  Read More

VGCC students work to make hunger ‘history’ with Food Drive

Vance-Granville Community College’s History Club recently completed its annual food drive, the organization’s major service project of the fall semester. Students collected non-perishable food items, as well as paper products and hygiene products, all of which were donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The Food Bank works with food pantries  Read More

VGCC joins SkillsUSA

Vance-Granville Community College recently established a chapter of the national organization, a partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA chapters help students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations excel. Founded in 1965 as V.I.C.A. (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America), SkillsUSA has  Read More